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A 44-year-old member asked:

what can help my gum swelling go down?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends on cause: Is the swelling due to periodontitis or a necrotic nerve in one of your teeth? Antibiotics will treat the symptoms, but definitive dental care will treat the problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How to make my gum swelling go away quickly?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Gum swelling must have an underlying cause to it. Looking for it and treating it will help resolve the swelling. If it's infection, an antibiotic may be needed. If it's associated with a procedure you may have had, you may need to call your dentist for advice. You can take an antiinflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen (directions on the bottle) to begin with.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: gum swelling?

6 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Swollen gums: Swollen gums occurs when there is some sort of problem in the underlying tissue. This could be the result of an infection do you have pain? Is the swelling red, white or normal gum color (pink). Would be good idea to have your dentist do an exam.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Any ideas on how to make the gum swelling go away and take the swelling down?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
See your dentist: Swelling around you gums means that there is an infection . You need to see a dentist for this. In the meantime it is important to brush, floss you teeth and use a mouthwash to help remove some of the debris in your mouth.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do you make gum swelling go down after a dentist visit?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Rinse and brush: Warm salt water rinses 3-4 times a day and gentle massaging with toothbrush twice a day.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I reduce gum swelling?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Brush and floss: The most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth. You should brush after every meal and floss at least once a day. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help kill bacteria and that will also help with the swelling.

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